ElectricRain



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  1. Public Bookmark 7

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    The shadow on the wall is frozen in place, formless and loose and barely recognizable as human save for the jut of the head and the slant of a shoulder and then the silhouette of a single hand stuck out from its side, splayed so that all five fingers are visible. You stare at it for a moment and it does not stare back at you but you can feel eyes boring into the side of your head regardless, and then from somewhere behind you there’s a muffled curse and the sound of frantic, fast footsteps as the shadow breaks from its standstill and hurries down the hall.

    You turn on your heel. And lo and behold, right there with a bag slung over her shoulder and her red-brown hair slicked back with sweat, with a sword strapped to her back and all the panicked energy of someone who’s obvious escape attempt has just been thwarted is Gideon Nav.

     

    Or: Your name is Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter and heir to the Ninth House, and as of today you are seventeen years old

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    15 Dec 2020

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    The realisation disarms you and, with startling audacity, you reach out for her with your flesh hand to take her by the tricep, just above the elbow, and you draw her close. She goes without a fight. In that moment when your eyes meet, your muddied brackish blues and violets with her steadfast, unyielding black of raven feathers, you see a flash of trepidation, and then she is unreadable again.

    For a moment, you wonder if she will explode your heart within your chest for what you are about to do. Alas, you never did make good decisions inebriated.

    or, post-orgy dinner hallway scene, but take it two steps to the right.

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    29 Nov 2020

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    The laws of this dream are simple, and you have become exceptionally good at following them. You cannot look at her. You cannot touch her. But that doesn’t mean you can’t imagine.

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    14 Nov 2020

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    In the game, every touch is electric.

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  5. Public Bookmark 28

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    You have a not-especially-vested interest in not bringing up the Emperor’s dead Hands, those who betrayed him (at least half) and those he preferred to you (probably all, you anemic milk-slick, you eclipse-shadow of greatness). Your position is precarious. You are intimately goddamn aware of it.

    But at least you have the same old advantages as always: in the deep and twisty vessel of you there is not one scruple nor drop of shame. And you are accustomed to being the overlooked sister.

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    John and Ianthe deal with the fact that his only remaining Lyctor is the one he never liked much. Maybe they can bond over the fact that they're both egotistical manipulators who lie like breathing? No?

    Also, God sees ghosts. Ianthe doesn't help.

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    07 Sep 2020